Here’s Ronaldo’s ‘reaction’ to Pirlo’s Juventus appointment

first_imgAdvertisement Read Also: Chelsea legend John Terry shifts to golf after retirement Beyond being another opportunity for the former Real Madrid forward to show off his sculpted torso, the message could be seen as a show of support for Pirlo’s appointment, given the caption. ?Cristiano is coming into his third season with Juve after his 2018 arrival and he’ll be looking to build on his two Serie A titles by finally going all the way in the Champions League in 2020/21. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The forward posted an image of himself topless and in swimming gear on his private yacht, complete with the caption “on board”. Promoted Content6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Rolecenter_img Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo has stayed quiet during Juventus’ change of coach from Maurizio Sarri to Andrea Pirlo. The Portuguese didn’t post any comments after Sarri was sacked by the club after their Champions League elimination last week. Now, with Pirlo having been appointed, Cristiano has returned to social media.last_img read more

IFAB confirms five substitutes rule will be extended into 2020-2021 season

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Football’s rule-making body IFAB on Wednesday said teams would be allowed to continue to use up to five substitutes next season.IFAB, the International Football Association Board, had agreed to a temporary change to allow teams to use five substitutes, rather than the usual three in May to “protect player welfare” during the COVID-19 pandemic. “…the IFAB Board of Directors has extended the option to competitions, scheduled to be completed by 31 July 2021 and to international competitions, scheduled in July/August 2021,” the body said in a statement.IFAB said the decision on whether to apply this temporary amendment remains at the discretion of each competition organiser.Each team will only have three chances to make substitutions, although changes made at halftime are not counted as one of the three opportunities.Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19FOOTBALLIFABlast_img read more

Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener

first_imgTreble winners Bayern Munich crushed Schalke 04 8-0 with a hat-trick from Serge Gnabry and a superb debut from Leroy Sane on Friday.It was a sensational start to the new Bundesliga season and the win sent an ominous warning to potential challengers. Also, it was the biggest opening win in Bundesliga history.Bayern Munich showed they had lost none of the sharpness which helped them to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy less than a month ago in dominant fashion.Gnabry grabbed his first goal for the hosts with a fine turn and shot in the fourth minute in what turned out to be a one-sided affair.It stretched Bayern Munich’s unbeaten run to 31 games this year, having now won the last 22 matches in a row.Schalke 04, without a league win in 17 consecutive matches since January, were helpless against Bayern Munich’s lightning-quick game. Leon Goretzka found plenty of space to drive a low shot past goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann in the 19th minute.“You can see that the team was already strong last season,” said Sane, who joined from Manchester City. “The team is still hungry in spite of winning the treble last season and to have such a start is outstanding.”Bayern Munich finished their season in August when they added the Champions League to their Bundesliga and German Cup titles and then had only a short preparation for the new season.Last season’s top goalscorer Robert Lewandowski found the net with a 31st minute penalty kick to become the first player to score in 10 successive appearances against the same Bundesliga opponents.Gnabry then scored twice from Sane’s assists in the 47th and 59th before Thomas Mueller made it half a dozen after Lewandowski set him up with an impressive rabona kick. Sane then capped his superb Bayern Munich debut with a fine finish from a counter attack in an empty Allianz Arena.This was after the city had banned spectators due to rising coronavirus infection numbers in the region.A little later substitute Jamal Musiala drilled in goal number eight to become the youngest ever Bayern Munich goalscorer in the league at 17 years old.The result piled more pressure on already-embattled Schalke 04 coach David Wagner, who has been under intense scrutiny during their winless run this year.RelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Thiago Alcantara completes Liverpool move Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichDavid WagnerLeroy SaneRobert LewandowskiSchalke 04Serge Gnabrylast_img read more

BCB hosts successful Ordinary General Meeting

first_img… unveils plans for 80th Anniversary; 2018 audited Financial Report approvedTHE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) last Sunday hosted a highly successful Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) 2019 at its Dr Cheddi Jagan Street, New Amsterdam head office.Ten clubs and one sub-association attended the meeting. Present were representatives of Rose Hall Canje, Albion Community Centre, Port Mourant, Chesney, Guymine, Mental Hospital, Mt Sinai, Whim, RHTY&SC, Young Warriors and Upper Corentyne Cricket Association.Members discussed a comprehensive Presidential Report for the period January to July, 2019 from president Hilbert Foster, who stated that 30 tournaments would be hosted in 2019 as the BCB was forced to cut back, due to the current lengthy rainy season.Foster also informed members that the Board was on the verge of obtaining sponsorship for a much needed Two-Day First Division Tournament. Great effort is also being made to obtain a similar tournament at the Inter-zone level for Under-19 players.Foster proudly stated that his administration has raised close to $18M in cash and kind over the last 19 months after taking over a bank account of $42 935 from the D. Somwaru-led administration. He expressed disappointment that the former treasurer of the BCB has to date failed to submit a Financial Report on how over $2M was used for the period 2017 to early 2018.The hardworking and dedicated BCB president informed representatives of the clubs that his administration was working beyond the call of duty to make a positive difference and that clubs across Berbice in 2019 will benefit from over $5M worth of cricket balls, stumps, scorebooks, cricket gear, bicycles, school bags, trophies, medals, special prizes, water pitchers, white cricket shirts and raincoats, among others.The BCB is also currently assisting several clubs to host cricket academies while a much-needed upgrading of the Board Office will also be done as part of an effort to improve service to the general public.The BCB would also be seeking to obtain all necessary items needed to fulfil its mandate and to reduce overhead operating cost.Plans for the hosting of a month-long celebration of the BCB’s 80th Anniversary was also unveiled for September, 2019. Foster pledged to spearhead the construction of an outdoor cricket practice facility and to fight for Berbice to have its own cricket hostel.Delegates at the Ordinary General Meeting passed a motion from the floor, asking Cricket West Indies (CWI) to return first-class cricket to Berbice.Members also approved the Audited Financial Report for the period February to November, 2018. The Audited Report was unanimously approved with the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association and Chesney Cricket Club representatives moving and seconding the motion respectively.The audited report for 2019 will be tabled at the BCB Annual General Meeting scheduled for December. Representatives of clubs congratulated the president and his executives on the outstanding work they are doing to develop the game in Berbice.last_img read more

West Indies , England clash in first Test today

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England, (CMC) – A 32-year-old series drought on English soil and the first global pandemic in one hundred years will serve as the daunting backdrop when West Indies clash with the hosts in a much-anticipated opening Test of world cricket’s first-ever “bio-secure” series starting here today.Viv Richards’s star-studded unit were the last West Indies side to earn success here when they thrashed England 4-0 in a five-Test series in 1988. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, the oldest member of the current West Indies side, was only three months old.Since then, West Indies have struggled for results in England, emphasised by their lone win in their last 16 Tests here in as many years.Their bid to end that disappointing run has been made no easier with the series being staged amid the COVID-19 outbreak which has caused 286 000 infections and resulted in 44 000 deaths in the United Kingdom alone.To mitigate against the threat of the virus, the three-Test series is being played behind closed doors at “bio-secure” venues and players have been isolated from the public for the duration of the tour.Strict sanitisation and social distancing protocols have been employed at stadia. For instance, using saliva on the ball has been prohibited along with celebratory hugs and high-fives and handshakes at the toss, while players must use their own water bottles.The series, however novel, will mark the return of international cricket to the global itinerary ever since COVID-19 forced a cessation of the game last March but captain Jason Holder said West Indies’ motivation and hunger had not been impacted by the changes.“The mood in the camp is very good. The guys are really excited to get back on the field. It’s been a while since we’ve played international cricket so everybody is really relishing the opportunity,” Holder told reporters on Tuesday via Zoom.England captain Ben Stokes“We’ve had four solid weeks of preparation and I think the guys have worked really hard to get themselves back up to match fitness and I think more or less it’s the green light to go now.“Everyone has been talking about it for the last couple weeks and most of the guys are just awaiting the first ball to be delivered.”He continued: “I am excited. Everyone is excited. We were sat up at home for a couple months and we haven’t been doing what we’ve been accustomed doing for years so I think it’s a really positive moment for cricket.“I’ve been watching the football on TV, Formula One is just about to kick back in and there’s been a bit of horse racing here and there and golf. “It’s been a bit different but I guess after a period of time people would become accustomed to this new norm. It is what it is and we’re all just finding ways to cope with it.”Pandemic aside, West Indies face a formidable challenge in keeping hold of the prestigious Wisden Trophy which they captured so impressively in the Caribbean last year with a stunning win in a three-Test series.Then, England found themselves outplayed away from home but in their conditions, boast an impressive home record of not having lost a series in six years.Holder, who oversaw last year’s triumph, said West Indies were under no illusions about the size of the task before them.“I think cricket has to be played on the day. What I would say is that England are probably favourites in their home conditions,” the top-ranked all-rounder in Tests pointed out.“They are a very, very strong side in their home conditions and it’s proven; they’ve got a really good track record at home so we’ve got our work cut out if we want to beat England.“England are not just going to roll over and die, they’re gonna come at us very, very hard and those guys want to win just as badly as we do so I really expected a keen contest and it’s a matter for us to dethrone England in their own backyard which is not going to be easy for us.”West Indies enter the Ageas Bowl Test energised by a strikeforce that is expected to feature a four-pronged pace attack. But concerns linger over their batting which has struggled in recent time to scale the heights required.Main opener Kraigg Brathwaite has averaged 21 from his last 15 Tests inside the last two years, Shai Hope has averaged 20 from 14 matches during the same period while Roston Chase, once a linchpin, has averaged 25 from his last 12 Tests.And with left-handed opener John Campbell and Shamarh Brooks having played just nine Tests between them, it has underscored the need for a massive effort from the batting order, and Holder was quick to reiterate the importance of the whole team pulling their weight.“Based on the recent past of our fast bowlers doing really well – they’re obviously experienced as well too – and if we can definitely get the runs on the board [it will augur well for us],” Holder said.“And it doesn’t have to only come from the top order. We’re putting a lot of emphasis on the top order and yes, they probably haven’t lived up to the expectations but it’s still a team sport. We’ve just got to put runs on the board.“However we get them, personally I don’t care. It’s just a matter for us to put the runs on the board and make our bowlers have something to work with.”The match bowls off at 11 am (6 am Eastern Caribbean time).SQUADS:WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach.ENGLAND – Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. …Series drought, pandemic overshadow Windies questlast_img read more

Beat writers predict winner of Syracuse-Notre Dame men’s basketball

first_img Published on January 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (11-8, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) travels to South Bend, Indiana, to take on No. 15 Notre Dame (16-3, 5-1) on Saturday at noon. The Orange has yet to win a game away from the Carrier Dome and is still in search of a marquee win. A victory against the Fighting Irish would satisfy both holes in SU’s NCAA Tournament resume. Syracuse has won four straight against Notre Dame including last year’s 15-point upset at home.Here’s how our beat writers predict the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (11-8)HomesickNotre Dame 83, Syracuse 71There’s not much use in predicting a “signature” win for Syracuse’s resume until one actually comes to fruition. SU will have chances against Florida State, Duke and Louisville, just to name a few of the ACC obstacles that still lie ahead. But the Orange has looked inept on the road this season, and going up against a Notre Dame team with one loss in conference play, there’s little hope for the visitors on Saturday afternoon. Notre Dame is one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the conference, and they’re just as good at defending the 3. That’s how UND tabs Syracuse with its fourth conference loss.Matt Schneidman (10-9)Luck of the OrangeSyracuse 73, Notre Dame 71AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has won four straight against Notre Dame, including last year’s tilt in the Carrier Dome when the Orange scored 44 first-half points. Jim Boeheim is 16-5 against Mike Brey, and the Fighting Irish is coming off its first conference loss to Florida State earlier this week. You won’t find any numbers on paper that give the Orange a sliver of hope to win this one; ND is the best foul-shooting team in the country and a top-10 offensive team, among other areas of strength. Just trust me, or call me crazy. Syracuse gets its first signature win.Paul Schwedelson (12-7)Taking a south bendNotre Dame 77, Syracuse 65If you judge individual talent, Notre Dame may not stack up with some of the other top teams in the conference, but the Fighting Irish is one of the best all-around teams in the nation. UND is 8-3 in games decided by 10 points or less, a testament to its ability to win ugly. Bonzie Colson leads the ACC with 12 10-rebound games and 11 double-doubles. Syracuse can’t afford to get beat on the boards in a second straight game, but don’t expect that to happen. Commentslast_img read more

Loughmore advance in County Football Championship

first_imgA sterling first half performance saw the Mid champions lead 1-6 to 0-3 at the break. On resumption Kilsheelan came out strong as a Paul Maher goal and pointed frees by Evan Comerford reduced the deficit to two points.Loughmore steadied the ship through some well taken points from play and frees by James Egan before Liam McGrath added one at the end to ensure the Mid champions progressed. The absorbing game finished 1-12 to 1-8. Afterwards Loughmore manager Declan Laffan told Tipp FM Sport it had everything Elsewhere, Holycross Ballycahill and Clonmel Óg both progress to the semi-finals in the County Intermediate Football Championship following good wins last night.In a dominant performance Holycross Ballycahill hit 2.11 to Inane Rovers 0.03. In the other quarter final Clonmel Óg ran out 3.07 to 1.11 winners over Rockwell Rovers.They will join Mullinahone and Upperchurch Drombane who are already through to the semi finals.last_img read more

US group calls for murder charge for cop who killed St….

first_imgHe also studied at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in St. Lucia before migrating to the US. Police would not say whether the female officer fired her weapon because she thought Jean was an intruder or for some other reason. It is also not known how she got into the wrong apartment. Jean came to the US to study accounting at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. A vigil was held outside Dallas Police Department headquarters on Friday night and CGID’s Guyanese-born president, Rickford Burke, said the officer’s “negligent, reckless conduct and depraved indifference to human life resulted in murder.”He urged Johnson to “prosecute the officer accordingly and to the fullest extent of the law. CGID strongly condemned the killing of Botham Shem Jean, 26, who was shot in his own home by the police officer, who was still in uniform after completing her shift. Dallas police said on Friday that the officer, whose name is yet to be released, fatally shot Jean, her neighbor, after entering his apartment, claiming that she mistakenly took his apartment for hers and that she was convinced that Jean was an intruder.Police said Jean was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. At the time of his death,  Jean worked in Dallas as a risk assurance associate for the accounting firm, Price Waterhouse Coopers. The New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) is calling on the Dallas Texas District Attorney Faith Johnson to bring murder charges against a white female police officer who killed a St. Lucian national in his own home on Thursday. The police report that the female officer had just finished her shift and entered what she thought was her own apartment. However, it was the wrong apartment and when the police officer ran into a man that she did not recognize, she shot him.last_img read more

Schuerrle gets hat-trick as Germany put seven past Gibraltar

first_imgAndre Schuerrle grabbed a hat-trick as Germany crushed Gibraltar 7-0 to move into second place in their Euro 2016 qualifying group.Max Kruse scored twice while Karim Bellarabi and Ilkay Gundogan also found the net after a dominant second half performance. Despite being unranked, the home side more than held their own against the world champions in an entertaining first half.They went close through efforts from Liam Walker and Adam Priestley early on with Roman Weidenfeller given a stiff test.Gibraltar rode their luck though with skipper Bastian Schweinsteiger missing a penalty after his weak spot-kick was saved by Jordan Perez.The visitors eventually broke the deadlock when former Chelsea winger Schuerrle pounced on a defensive mistake by Ryan Casciaro to slot the ball in from a narrow angle.Gibraltar should have equalised minutes later when Jake Gosling had a chance from close range but his first-time effort was blocked. –last_img read more

Christian Pulisic injury update: USMNT star limps off in tie, but coach not worried

first_img Christian Pulisic preserves unbeaten start under Gregg Berhalter After breaking the deadlock inside five minutes for his 10th international goal, Pulisic received treatment and left the BBVA Compass Stadium pitch in the 35th minute — U.S. Soccer describing the problem as a right quadriceps injury.Afterward, Berhalter — who revealed Pulisic was in the process of undergoing an MRI — told reporters: “I’m not worried. Related News WATCH HIM WORK! @cpulisic_10 puts away the opener in Houston!— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 27, 2019″You look into the why, you do an inquiry of why that’s happening, and you make adjustments. He’s at a top club [Borussia Dortmund], he’s going to a top club [Chelsea]. U.S. Men’s National Team coach Gregg Berhalter moved to allay injury fears over Christian Pulisic after the star attacker hobbled off against Chile.Pulisic scored before he was forced from the field with a muscle injury in USA’s 1-1 friendly draw Tuesday in Houston. “We have very high-level medical personnel on our side and we’ll get it right.”Pulisic, 20, has scored two goals and tallied three assists in 15 Bundesliga appearances for title hopefuls Dortmund this season.Dortmund will be sweating over his fitness with a top-of-the-table showdown against Bayern Munich looming April 6.last_img read more